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Bahamas Could Be Hit Again as New Tropical Storm Gets Closer

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Bahamas Could Be Hit Again as New Tropical Storm Gets Closer

2019-09-13 18:30:521 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

By Laura Tucker, Staff writer; Image: Sector view of tropical Atlantic (Image source: Screenshot)


Sometimes you just can't catch a break, and that may be the case with the Bahamas. Already hit a few weeks back by Hurricane Dorian that leveled a few islands and took at least 50 lives, they may get hit again by a Category 5 tropical storm headed their way.  

If the "disturbance" reaches tropical storm status, it will be called Humberto. The National Hurricane Center said at 8 a.m. ET, the Abacaos, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence can expect tropical storm conditions at some point in the next 36 hours.


Currently named "potential tropical cyclone nine," it could produce rain accumulations of two to four inches through Sunday. Maximum amounts of seven inches could hit northwest and central Bahamas in isolated areas. 

The storm is moving to the northwest toward the islands at 6 mph. It's expected to speed up as it moves across the central and northwestern areas of the Bahamas. It may head next to the east coast of Florida into Saturday.


The conditions are favorable for it to turn into a tropical depression or tropical storm late Friday or early Saturday. There is an 80 percent chance of it reaching those conditions in the next 48 hours. 

The windows in the storm are currently near 30 mph with higher gusts, but it could bring tropical-storm-force winds and rainfall as it moves across the Bahamas and heads toward Florida.


On Wednesday night Bahamas Prime Minster Hubert Minnis said in an address to the nation that "much" of Abaco "is decimated and no longer exists" after Hurricane Dorian hit September 1. "There are many deaths and many still missing," he added. 

Officially, forty-two people were killed on Abaco and eight on Grand Bahama, but Minnis confirmed that the death toll is expected to "significantly increase," with 2,500 names on a list of the missing, though the list has not been checked against the rosters of people who were evacuated or staying at shelters.


"Floodwaters in the streets made them appear like the ocean," added Minnis. "Concrete structures were turned to dust, as if a massive bomb had exploded with atomic force." 

There will be a national day of prayer held for the two most-affected islands.


East Grand Bahama has also been "laid to waste," reported Minnis, and Freeport, West End, and much of Grand Bahama "experienced horrible destruction." 

The Bahamas government is "aggressively working" to have temporary housing set up on both islands that were hit hard, said Minnis. Power has been restored to Grand Bahama, but the electrical grid for the largest city on Abaco was destroyed, reports the Associated Press.

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